Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Some Updates on Mech Planet HS-09 Big Yellow Bee ( Bumblebee ) and Mech Fans Toys MFT MF-21 Swooper ( Swoop )

My Bumblebee is the "giraffe" version, i.e. long-necked. Frankly, it looks ok, but my impression of G1 Bumblebee is fat plumb and short, so a shorter neck (NOT no neck!!!) will fit him better... This is how his neck looks like in the head...


I file own the top of the "mushroom" thinner, and the head will be able to sit down a bit...


Shorter neck looks slightly better!!! Head can turn 360 degrees and face is also not blocked when turn to the sides...


For my Swoop, somehow the 2 halves of the chest pieces are super hard (not tight) to swivel, and after a few turning, the part, shown in the picture below, breaks. Could not figure out what causes the extremely uncomfortable turn, but luckily, the break does not affect the figure (still pretty sturdy in both modes...)

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Side-Tracked: Recent Haul of KOs (205) - Mech Fans Toys MFT MF-21 Swooper ( Swoop ) , MF-22 Slagus ( Slag ), MF-23 Slurdge ( Sludge ), MS-01 Assault Soldiers ( Springer ), Mech Planet HS-09 Big Yellow Bee ( Bumblebee )

Collected my nd TF haul this year...


Mech Fans Toys MFT MF-21 Swooper ( Swoop )... is an oversized KO of the DX9 version... Relatively good figure with tight joints... Some screws need to be loosen first... Cost approximately SGD 25.20 ...



MF-22 Slagus ( Slag ) has some terrible tolerance in certain parts when transforming. Paint scrapping is a constant fear whenever a painted part has to forcefully be moved... Cost approximately SGD 25.20 ...



MF-23 Slurdge ( Sludge ) cost approximately SGD 25.20 ... Not yet remove the toy for feedback or anything...



MS-01 Assault Soldiers ( Springer )very cute little Springer, though I also have to agree many parts can be done better... But still , this is still a pretty solid TF figure... cost approximately SGD 22.95



and finally... Mech Planet HS-09 Big Yellow Bee ( Bumblebee )... cost approximately SGD 21.05

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Side-Tracked: Recent Haul of KOs (204) - Mech Fans Toys ( MFT ) MF-20 Scourgers ( Scourge ) and #27 Six Ninja ( Sixshot ), Pocket Toys T.S 01 F-Soldier ( Decepticon Seekers )

Collected my TF haul last year... well, collected on the 31st December 2017, so technically that makes it last year... hahaha... I shall not be putting down the ocst, as am still in the midst of settling the shipping fee issue with ezbuy...

First, Mech Fans Toys ( MFT ) MF-20 Scourgers ( Scourge ) ... Oversized and slightly improved KO of DX9 Plague, this is one nice looking TF in both modes!!! The only nitpick I will have is that the fist and fingers are exposed quite a bit in jet mode, and that the seams are also a bit big... but not too bad... Joints are nicely tight, and plastic is quite good... Nice... Now the Doombringers trio are finally reunited... hahahaha...



Edit: Doombringers unite!!!!!





Next, Mech Fans Toys ( MFT ) #27 Six Ninja ( Sixshot )... also a wonderful figure, good joints, good plastic, though my waist seem a little loose... will like to tighten it but the back panel screws are blocked by pinned parts, so might just live with it... anyway, is not that loose, still ok... Comes with a KO Diaclone amour something something... very cute....



Pocket Toys T.S 01 F-Soldier... sigh... well, initial de-tombing experience is just sad... First, realized the bag of null ray rifles is missing 1 purple one... And then, Starscream's head is poorly molded and forcefully assembled, causing the head to pop out... Then, 1 of Starscream's wing's pin joint was loose due to (again) poor molding of 1 peg... Fortunately I can repair the 2 latter issues, but the 1st issue... I have to write in to ezbuy to ask them to get the seller to send in the replacement.. if it can even be done, in the first place... Else I might just have to do some crafting work.. again... (think KO G1 Weirdwolf's tail-sword) ... sigh...






Last TF haul for 2017!!!!!... Will probably be making some videos for the figures, after work... hope got time... and energy left...

Monday, November 6, 2017

Side-Tracked: Recent Haul of KO (203) - Mech Fans Toys MF-19 Cycolnaus a.k.a. KO Oversized DX9 Hurricane a.k.a. Cyclonus

Collected this toy which I bought from Taobao.com a few days ago... Costs about $15.60.. quite expensive for a KO of this size... Anyway, I like this character a lot, so don't mind paying a bit higher price...



As expected, the pin inside the jet canopy broke after a couple of attempts to transform him... which is just fine, since I intend to do so in the first place so as to rotate and hide the robot face in jet mode...


I always felt the jet mode wings are placed too front and this makes the jet mode ugly... And I also stupidly thought that I can bring the wings section back further by some minor customising, but the shape of the torso denies it... In the end I just manage to bring it back by about 7mm to 8mm only...


Have to also make new tab-holes on the legs... Took some time trying to figure out how to custom and also some time to realized that this cannot be done in a simple lazy-man's way...


Anyway, done!!! Wings are pushed back 7 - 8mm only, which makes only a slight difference, but to me, at least I tried and improved its jet mode maybe by 5 percent, and I am happy with it... The front "gun" helps to extend the length of the jet to make the proportion better (makes the wings appear to be nearer to the back too)...




And in robot mode... He is actually quite ok but will still need some drops of superglue to his feet joint pins to tighten up the joints to let him stand stable... With a pair of new foldable wings, his arms aesthetics looks much better than the DX9 version which has long wings sticking out on the arms...





Reunited with his boss... now left his other friend... which I had pre-ordered... hahahaha...


And with Henkei Cyclonus besides him in robot mode...


... and Cyclonuses in jet mode... Henkei version has it right in the sense that the wings are at the rear... However, MFT version's wings are much sleeker and nicer in shape...



Edit: Henshin Transform!!!!



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Side-Tracked: Recent Haul of TFs (202) - Kabaya Gum Ginrai and Godbomber

Gotten this kit from Taobao.com at about SGD 36.80 ... wow, super expensive... really did not think properly at that time... hahahaha... but these 2 are so fun to build.. and to refine them too... e.g. size down diameter of gun handles, add in stoppers to prevent Godbomber's head to come off when rotating, etc etc ...


The vehicle modes... Feel that Ginrai's front lorry part is a bit too small and not good proportion to the trailer... but overall still looks good...


And as usual, Godbomber can be loosely fitted to the back of Ginrai's trailer to become a super long trailer... for what purpose? I don;t know... hahahaha...


And the robot mode... Yeap, feel that Ginrai's head is a bit too small (which is opposite to the G1 version where the Ginrai head is a bit too big)...



Gattai!!!! God Ginrai!!!!!!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Side-Tracked: Recent Haul of TFs, KOs and Such (201) - ( Loose ) Generations Legends Class Bluestreak, KO USB Ravage, Decool KO Hulk-Buster Set

Some impulse purchases from Taobao.com... Gotten a loose Generations Legends Class Bluestreak which costs about SGD 4.50... Very very neat little figure that looks good in both robot and car mode, with good tight joints too...




Also gotten a KO USB Ravage that has no USB memory chip inside, but I intend to install one... of course first has to find a USB drive... Costs about SGD 3.35 ... Sadly the mouth is super loose and poor Ravage seem to have his jaw dislocated...



Finally gotten a Decool KO Hulk-Buster set for about SGD 15.25 ... This was a oversight as I did not expect the packaging to be so big and it incurred quite a bit of shipping fee... anyway, will probably be assembling them much later...